Get out and vote!
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 (General Election Day)
It is important to vote and make your voice heard in the next election.
You can make a difference!
Registering to vote
- You must be registered 30 days prior to the election date.
If you have never voted before or have only voted sparingly in the past you probably have questions about voting. To help remove any confusion or uncertainty that might keep you from the polls, here are some important things that you should know:
Where and when to vote?
The next election will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.
Polls will be open from 6:30am until 7:30pm.
You can find the voting location information on your voter registration card, or you can call your local election office and they will direct you where to vote. http://www.sos.state.oh.us/SOS/elections/Voters.aspx
What to bring?
All voters must show an ID at the polls. You may show one of the following:
- Ohio driver's license or ID card (even if it shows a previous address)
- Military identification
- Bank statement
- Current utility bill
- Current paycheck
- Any current government-issued document showing your current address
Fighting for the Right to Vote
Voting is a precious right and one that was hard earned for many.
African-Americans were not given the right to vote until the end of the Civil War in 1865. And even after they officially gained the right, many risked their jobs, and even lives, to vote.
Women didn’t earn the right to vote nationwide until 1920, and it took decades of struggle.